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London Payment Provider Signs Caesars Poker Deal

Optimal Payments To Provide Online Payments To Caesars Interactive Entertainment For Online Poker

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The publicly-quoted online payment provider Optimal Payments has signed a deal with Caesars Interactive Entertainment which will see it take care of Caesars online payment function, including fraud management, when the company goes live with online poker.

Optimal Payments still needs to pass regulatory scrutiny in the U.S., specifically Nevada where Caesars is expected to launch online poker in the near future.

Joel Leonoff, president & chief executive officer of Optimal Payments, said, “This is a ground breaking deal for Optimal Payments and demonstrates our ability to provide real value to globally renowned, land-based gaming operators and their leading brands, as the first step in our strategy to capitalise on the regulated U.S. market.”